Two days left on Michael Williams’ Online Contribution Drive.
Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams is running to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson in anticipation of her vacating her Senate seat to run for Governor, and he’s currently attempting to raise $10,000 by May 31st. Here’s some footage from him from the April 15th Tea Party: If you like this, or his stance on current issues, feel free to donate. Full disclosure: I am in | Read More »
‘Mayor quits job for gay illegal immigrant he loves.’
As God is my witness, that’s the title of the article (Via The Sundries Shack, via RS McCain). After you’re done laughing, though, note why he quit before taking the oath of office: “[Former Mayor] Lown told the Standard-Times he chose not to take the oath of office while “aiding and assisting” a person who was illegally in the country.” That’s why he’s currently in | Read More »
So we give Michael Williams a few months of incumbency as Senator.
Sen. John Cornyn is worried that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is going to retire early this fall to run for Governor, but I’m missing the problem here (via Political Wire): “My guess,” he told Texas reporters at his Senate office today, is that Hutchison will resign “this fall sometime.” That would allow Perry to appoint an interim senator and allow a special election to take | Read More »
Well, so *what* if kids can’t hunt for fossils?
The Democrats are trying to pass a public lands bill here. Besides, fossil enthusiasts are too small a group to be worth any consideration past the minimum. From CQ (no link, sorry): A public lands bill on its way to the House floor is meeting resistance from an unlikely constituency: amateur fossil hunters. The bill (S 22), which encompasses dozens of measures to expand national | Read More »
Rep Carter forcing a Rangel Scandal?
Via Instapundit, Warlord Rep. John Carter of Mars Texas (R, TX-31) is merrily causing trouble with an untroubled brow and a light heart: Carter tries to push Rangel out Republican Rep. John R. Carter of Texas offered legislation Wednesday that would require Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel to relinquish his gavel until the ethics committee completes an investigation into Rangel’s finances. Under | Read More »
Support the Rangel Rule Bill!
It’s not up yet at THOMAS, but really: it’s the thought that counts. From Representative JOHN CARTER OF MARS!… err, actually, Texas’ 31st district (and a Republican, of course), we have this fun little bill: All U.S. taxpayers would enjoy the same immunity from IRS penalties and interest as House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Obama Administration Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, if | Read More »
Democrats shut down Drug War debate in El Paso.
Crossposted at Moe Lane.com Last week, El Paso’s City Council took an interesting stand on Federal drug policy. The City Council had voted unanimously last week on a resolution originally drafted by the city’s Committee on Border Relations that expressed support for Juarez and called upon the federal government to take several steps to aid Juarez and Mexico. Those steps included clamping down on gun-running | Read More »
Looking at the Michael Williams for Senate Online Presence.
Before we go any further: if you’re not checked out on this guy, check out the two speeches below: and …then read this old diary. And this official website.
CBC Six feted in Caribbean Hideaway.
The first are bone-crushingly naive, of course: but the second have had a really rotten return on their investment, these last few years. But let’s check in with the New York Post, first: High-ranking members of Congress were flown to a lush Caribbean resort this month for a three-day conference planned and paid for by several of the country’s most powerful corporations – a violation | Read More »
Tags: Bennie Thompson
, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
, charles rangel
, Donald Payne
, New Jersey
, New York
, Sheila Jackson-Lee
Looking good for TX-07, TX-22.
Via AoSHQ’s headline feature, Doubleplusundead has some good news on that front. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Lampson (D) in TX-22 is fading against Olson (R), while Culberson (R) in TX-07 is maintaining his own lead. The NRCC has an ad out for Olsen: …which is probably going to give Democrats fits, which is always nice. Anyway, Culberson is currently being outspent by challenger | Read More »
Rep Gohmert (R, TX-01) introduces legislation calling for closing of the GITMO detainee facility!
And his legislation… No, really. HR 6615, which NRO’s Gregory McNeil suggests may have been “in jest” (H/T AosHQ) …would have Justice Kennedy have of all the responsibility that he (and more importantly, Rep. Gohmert) could possibly want on this issue. And more. Yes, this is not going to go anywhere, more’s the pity. And Gohmert’s about as likely to lose this seat in November | Read More »